What is interesting to tourists on the top of the mountain Takhtaly? How to get here yourself? And it can be more convenient to order a tour? Read in our article answers to these questions, as well as ticket prices and clock opening hours, Tips for tourists.
Prices and schedule This article relevant for June 2021. Prices for the past six months have not changed, but a little changed schedule. All the details below.
Brief description of the sights
Mount Takhtaly is located in the Kemer region, which is not far from Antalya. It is because of the proximity to Antalya and hotels here organized a tourist attraction – a cable car to the top of the mountain and the sightseeing platform. Map of the region Kemer with the designation of Mount Takhtaly, see our article "Kemer Resort".
Takhtaly Mountain Height – 2365 meters. Mount is not the highest in Turkey, but only 66th in height. Guides say that the ancient Greeks called her Olympus and believed that the gods live on her top. And it is really true. In the ancient Greeks, there was no consensus about what the gods live on which mountain. Therefore, there are several mountains in the world that are called "Olympus", and everything claims to be considered a place of residence of the gods.
For tourists here two entertainment. First – a ride on a cable car to a height of 2365 meters, line length – 4360 meters. The second is the observation deck on top of which exciting views on the coast and mountain. About both entertainment let’s talk in detail in the second part of our article.
Excursion or yourself?
The price of organized excursions from tour operators or in street agencies – 50-60 dollars. It is very profitable, since only a ticket to the cable car costs 33 euros (back-trip). In many cases, the excursion is even cheaper than an independent trip!
However, the excursion has its big minuses. First, come to the top to the most "rush hour", and it will be very crowded in the cable car carriage and on top. Secondly, the time on top will be limited. Thirdly, you will stand in the queues.
We recommend reading the next section of our article and understand how convenient will be renewed in your own case. And then decide – how best for you.
How to get
These buses go from Kemer
If you relax in the hotel near Kemer (Beldibi, Goeinyuk, Kemer, Kirish, Chamiwa, Tekirova), then you can get to a taxi for a reasonable price. Price trip to the meter: from 50 to 130 Turkish lire. The current course of the Lyra to the ruble and the dollar, see our article "What a currency in Turkey", tariffs in the article "Taxi in Turkey".
You can get cheaper by public transport. To do this, go on the D400 highway and take a bus or minibus (Dolmush). From Tecov, you need to sit in the direction towards Antalya. From Beldibi, Gyyunuk, Kemer, Kirish, Chamiwa need to be sitting in the direction from Antalya.
The trip will cost 3-5 Turkish lira. Need to reach on the turn to the cable car station. You can usually simply tell the driver of the phrase "Tachthalael Queenik" or "Olympus of the teleferik", he will definitely understand.
Next, from turning to the station, you can take the local shuttle for 20 Turkish lira per person or by taxi for 35 lir. Morally get ready for you to wait for the shuttle (goes once a hour) or wait passing by a taxi.
If you relax in the hotel in Antalya (Lara, Konyaalti, Caleach), then you need to get to Antalya Otogar (Antalya bus station). From there sit down to any bus to Tekirova or further. When you take a bus ticket, it is better to clarify the phrase "Tachthalael Queternik". Attention! Buses to Kemer are not suitable, they simply do not reach the tachtal turn.
Turn to Mount Takhtaly
Ask the driver to stop at the turn to the tachtal phrase "Tachthalael Queryik" or "Olympus of the teleferik", he will definitely understand.
Further, from turning to the cable car station, you can drive to the local shuttle for 20 Turkish lira per person or by taxi for 35 lir. Morally get ready for you to wait for the shuttle (goes once a hour) or wait passing by a taxi.
If you relax at the hotel in Kash or Demrem resorts, then catch on the D400 highway any bus or minibus to Antalya. Ask the driver will stop on a turn to the mountain Takhtaly phrase "Tachthalael Queenik". Next, it is possible to drive to the local shuttle (walks per hour) for 20 Turkish lira per person or by taxi for 35 lir.
If you relax in Alanya, Side or Belek, then you need to take by bus to Antalya. Pass on Antalya Otogar (Antalya bus station). How to go further, we told a little higher.
There is one more option to get
You can order a corporate transfer Olympos Teleferik.
Price from hotels in Kemer: 7 euro per adult, 3.5 euro per child (7-12 years old), up to 7 years old.
The price of hotels in Antalya: 15 euros per adult, 7.5 euros per child (7-12 years old), up to 7 years old.
If this option and these prices are suitable, then order +90 541 814 30 21 or +90 242 242 22 52 or WhatsApp +90 541 814 30 21 or by E-Mail Info @ Olymposteleferik.Com
And there are two more special morning shutters on Wednesdays and Saturdays from Belek hotels, Lara, Konyaalti and Kemer. But their schedule is changing, and maybe at the time of reading this article they were canceled at all. Specify by phone, which are indicated above.
To be on top of the mountain – free, you need to pay for a trip to the cable car.
Ticket there – back is: 33 euros for adult, 16.5 euros for child (7-12 years old), children under 7 years old.
Car parking near the station – free.
Cable car running time in the table below:
|First flight||Last flight|
|January February March||10-00||17-00|
|June July August September||10-00||18-00|
|November December||9-30||16-30 (17-00 on weekends)|
Attention! With bad weather conditions, the schedule may vary, and it is also possible to terminate the working cable car.
Olympos Aerial Tram Cable Car
In Turkish, it is called Olympos Teleferik (Olympus telemerik). The total cable car length is 4,360 meters, the rise height is 1,639 meters (from 726 to 2,365 meters above sea level). At the time of discovery in 2006, it was one of the longest in the world, but now it does not even claim the first ten.
A distinctive feature of a cable car to Mount Takhtaly is that there are very large cabins here – capacity up to 80 people. In the summer months (peak of the season), the cabins are stuffed under the urban, inside it is almost impossible to move and you can not see the view in all directions. Hence the conclusion: in the summer months, come to the first flights of 9-00 and 9-30. Otherwise you will find yourself in a situation like people in the photo below, click on the photo to enlarge.
Like sprats in the bank
The first part of the path passengers are watching the mountains covered with trees. At an altitude of 1,900 meters, bare rocks and fascinating views of the Tavrian mountains are already beginning. Travel time – 10 minutes. Speed - 36 kilometers per hour.
At the time of commissioning, this cableway was a vertex of engineering thought. Cable Thickness 38 millimeters pulls the electric motor with a capacity of 1 megawatt. The main bearing cables has a thickness of 51 millimeters.
On the way you will see four supporting towers, which at first glance do not seem interesting. In fact, they are a "highlight" of the design, tower placed on massive foundations. On their construction gone: 3,700 cubic meters of concrete, 420 tons of steel, 8600 tons of gravel.
However, few of the tourists are interested in technical details. Most simply look into the windows and make a photo.
On the top
Upstairs of tourists waiting for an overview site with dimensions of about 100 to 120 meters. The main part of the site is fenced with a fence with a height of about 1.2 meters, so that you can not worry about children, but also not recommended.
Overview site on top
In addition to the main, there is another second platform, which is intended primarily for paragliders, but simple tourists are also allowed there. By the way, if you do not be afraid, you can order a paraglider flight from the mountain Takhtaly, the price of this pleasure is 250 US dollars. Naturally, you will fly in a tandem with a professional planar.
The main occupation for ordinary tourists is to enjoy the views and take a photo. From here Perfectly visible City of Kemer and resort areas Kirish, Chamiwa, Tekirova. If you look in the opposite direction, there are picturesque views of the Tavr Mountains.
Stationary binoculars are installed from the city, you can see the city. But the main entertainment among tourists is to find your hotel, and many it turns out. There are several chairs at the top, and people sunbathe here. But we recommend to be careful not to burn.
Upstairs there is a souvenir shop, a mini-photo maternity and a snack bar Shakespeare coffee&Bistro. Prices for food and drinks are about 2 times higher than even in resort areas. Second dishes – 30-50 Turkish lira, burgers and sandwiches – 30-40 lire, beer bottle – 20-30 lire, soda – 10-15 lir, coffee – 10-15 lir.
Tips for tourists
– The toilet is located in the building of the cable car station;
– Before traveling, be sure to look at the sky! If cloudy, there is no point to go to the top of the tachtal;
– At height, the sun burns stronger, so we highly recommend putting hats and hide your shoulders. If you feel that we burn, you can hide in the station indoor;
– It is forbidden to carry food and drinks;
– The air temperature on top is usually 10 degrees lower than on the coast resorts. Probably might need a sweater to not blame. Read our article "Weather at the resorts of Turkey for months";
– In April and May, snow can lie on top, exercise closed shoes;
– If you want to eat in a cafe or buy drinks, we highly recommend to have Turkish lira. Dollars and euros are taken here, but rounded the course and often there is no passing. Read our article "How to change money in Turkey";
– Visit Mount Tachthala better on weekdays and not holidays, will be freer in the car and on top. Schedule Holidays See our article "Calendar of the Holidays of Turkey".
And one moment. Many tourists call the cable car to Mount Takhtaly by the word "Funicular". It is incorrect, as the funicular is rail transport, and there are no wheels on the trachin on the mountain of Takhtaly, and the rails on the mountain were not laid.
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